At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
About the Department
Penrith City Council’s City Strategy Department leads the development of a strategy framework to guide future planning of Penrith. This includes the development of long term land use planning strategies and policies, regional planning and place-based planning projects. In developing strategy, we develop and maintain long term stakeholder relationships to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of a series of projects, involving local, state and federal Governments. In addition, we leverage opportunities including commitments through the Western Sydney City Deal.
About the Role
It is an exciting future for Penrith and we want you to be part of it!
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated team player with relevant planning qualifications to take up the position of Urban Strategist within the City Strategy Department. Focussing on urban and employment lands, this role will develop strategy to guide the growth and development of Penrith as part of a Metropolitan Cluster for the Western City District. In particular, this role will assist the City Strategy Department to shape Council’s strategic response to major infrastructure projects including North South Rail. This will include supporting working collaboratively with government to deliver integrated transport and land use planning projects and respond to the issues and challenges which are important to the City.
This work will lead to amazing opportunities for our City as well as accepting the challenge as of balancing the growth, resilience and livability of our City. You will be part of a planning team that value free exchange of ideas and knowledge, collaboration, quality output and raising each other up.
- Tertiary qualification in Policy Development, Planning, Economics or a relevant discipline
- Demonstrated extensive experience in the formulation and implementation of strategic and land- use planning policy
- Proven experience in effectively leading multi-disciplinary project teams responsible for examining complex and diverse planning issues
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated experience stakeholder and community engagement
- Strong analytical, project management and organisational skills, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage competing tasks, meet deadlines and achieve targets
- Current Class C drivers licence
- Previous experience in a local government environment and/or the development industry
- Post graduate qualifications in urban planning / town planning or a related discipline
- Demonstrated experience in projects requiring a high level of urban design outcomes
Salary $100,282.00 - $116,080.00 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation
A Leaseback Vehicle is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.
A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with the skills, qualifications and experience of the preferred applicant.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the Essential and Desirable selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Carlie Ryan, City Strategy Manager on 4732 8345.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
The City Futures Division is growing and recruiting now! Please check out our other vacancies at https://careers.penrith.city/en/listing/ to view all our current vacancies
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
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